Hello again, well October has arrived and with it many places have had flooded roads and rivers are running high to overflowing here in the UK, as for the last few days its done nothing but rain, rain, rain day and night..
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But thankfully before the rain set in last week, we had a wonderful week of sunny warm weather. Which my hubby and I took advantage of as we got stuck into more chores of clearing on the plot.. The sweetcorn came out and we cleared a space ready for the delivery of manure which we order later this month. You can see by the picture below just how the lettuce is growing and we have picked quite a few now, and the swedes are also filling out as are the carrots growing which will be weeded out once they get much bigger.
We also reaped in our Butternut Squash and have stored around 24 largish Squash so we are very happy with our harvest of these as you see below.
I also cleared out the borders on the front garden of the summer flowers which had gone past there best and also took down the hanging baskets and replenished the wall containers with winter pansies and cyclamens.. Which I forgot to take photos of.. Maybe next time.. I planted lots of chrysanthemums in various colours as well as dwarf daffodil bulbs. My intention is to fill the front border with more perennials next year so as to help with lower maintenance of Summer and Autumn planting..
But there is still lots of colour in the back garden and these fuchsias were made into standards by my husband are now three years old taken from one plant as cuttings. They have now been moved into the greenhouse as we have a pending forecast of frost for Wednesday..
Since my husband cleared and cleaned the pond in the spring its done really well, the fish are happy and the waterlily he cut back hard, and its produced many more flowers this year. I think in total this year we have had nine or ten blooms in total, where as in other years we have only had a couple.
You may remember a few months back I began knitting an Aran sweater, It got shelved in July when I went on holiday and upon our return we then started decorating our home and then had to catch up with the neglected plot, so this now knitting project has been completed. And I am very happy with its fit.
Have you any projects unfinished? Or have you about to start some.. I am being urged by my inner prompting to start painting again now the garden chores have been caught up with. So I will leave you with a gallery of some of the flowers still in bloom and the Dahlias are still in wonderful flower until the first frost hits them on the plot.
Until Next Time
Take Care and Enjoy All you Create
Be it in the garden or in arts and crafts.
💚 ENJOY! 💚